Lancome's Cuir should also be considered especially if you're not looking to spend that much money. It is just as high quality of a fragrance as the others listed. I would say that this is THE single BEST buy under $50.00, and once this is gone from the online discounters, people are going to be willing to pay more!
I just received my Cuir Ottoman today. Its in the middle between Cuir de Russie (soft leather) and Cuir Mauresque (raw leather).
So far i prefer Cuir de Russie, perfection in a bottle.
Cuir Mauresque i really hate (that raw and crude leather isnt my type).
Cuir Ottoman i will test tomorrow but so far im liking(not loving though)
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Mona di Orio's Leather is rather good. Not feminine to my nose and good sillage/longevity.
It opens kinda strange, raw leather (maybe its what some people were calling shoe polish?) with something like rubber. But it goes away very fast and the fragrance change to a very comforting, sweet and warm leather.
Its good but its reminding me Shalimar Parfum Initial. Its just me?
Why doesn't Or Black get much of a mention when we talk about leathers?
I know others find this dark but this is the easiest wearing leather I have. Office, home, out - it works anytime.
Apart from that check out Cuir Pleine Fleur and Parfum d'Habit.
@ d4N13L, it's probably the iris that's reminding you of SPI. I find the iris in CO quite prominent.
From your list, Chanel Cuir De Russie is the hands-down winner.
There are other leathers out there but Chanel still trumps them (except maybe the Creed version, but let's not go there).